Anticipation is already building for Sony's solo Venom project, but the film might already have met a delay.
Venom, which has Tom Hardy attached to the role of Eddie Brock, was slated to start shooting on September 1st. That date might already be in doubt though, as the studios released a call for additional crew. The listing on Georgia.org (via Omega Underground) reads, "Columbia Pictures feature film "Antidote" is accepting resumes for all crew positions."
That will likely include positions such as production assistants, grips, gaffers, make-up artists, stylists, and other assorted crew, and being that it is already August 25th, that doesn't leave much time for the studio to organize a new team of people into the project.
"Antidote" is Venom's working title of course, and it could be later in September or even October before filming gets started. The release date is still pegged as October of next year.
Not much is known about Venom other than that it will not be the traditional origin story for Eddie Brock. In the comics, Brock received the symbiote suit after Peter Parker rid himself of it with some church bells. Brock would then become one of Spider-Man's greatest foes, but in the film universe, there won't be a symbiote Spider-Man to take it from.
It is assumed then that the film will go the Flash Thompson origin route, as he received the suit as part of a military program after it was captured. That would free it from having to interlink with Spider-Man at the beginning, but it is also assumed that the two will eventually battle somewhere down the road.
Venom is being directed by Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer, but aside from Hardy, no casting decisions have yet been made. There are rumors that Riz Ahmed is in talks to play a role in the project, but nothing official has been released.
Brock recently returned to the role of Venom in the comics as well. Flash Thompson's run came to an end, and a new owner took over. Brock led the group that brought the new owner down, and he took the suit back for himself, so it looks like the Venom resurgence will continue in both the books and the big screen.
Venom currently has a 3.62 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, and you can submit your score here.
Venom hits theaters on October 5, 2018.